VB 2005 parse string and format with 2 trailing zero's

Posted on 2007-11-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
This code produces and error in vb 2005 .net 3 framework. How do I get the textbox which is an Access database backend and text datatype to show 45.00 rather than 45  I don't need the Currency symbol.

Private Sub TxtWholesalePrice_Validated(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles TxtWholesalePrice.Validated
        Dim WholesalePrice As Decimal
        TxtWholesalePrice.Text = Decimal.Parse(WholesalePrice, 2).ToString("f2")
    End Sub
Question by:mindserve
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Expert Comment

ID: 20351358
Try this instead:

TxtWholesalePrice.Text = Decimal.Parse(WholesalePrice, 2).ToString("0.00")
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Expert Comment

ID: 20351468
Actually the parse is not being called correctly.  Just convert to floating point and format:

TxtWholesalePrice.Text = CDbl(WholesalePrice).ToString("0.00")

Author Comment

ID: 20351838
What that gives me is 0.00 when I enter 45 , but not 45.00..??? any other ideas?
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Accepted Solution

PaulHews earned 125 total points
ID: 20352918
That extra variable never gets populated.  We need to take the value from the textbox, convert it and format it.

TxtWholesalePrice.Text = CDbl(TxtWholesalePrice).ToString("0.00")

Author Comment

ID: 20353032
This worked, but I had to declare price as decimal...

            Dim Price As Decimal = CDec(TxtWholesalePrice.Text)
            TxtWholesalePrice.Text = CDbl(Price).ToString("0.00")
        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try

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